These paintings all sold at this year’s Bog/Bird Art Show at Volo Bog. I wasn’t sure how the show would go this year. To be safe, we did not have a reception and I think many people in the community are continuing to stay home. And yet, the show was a great success with a lot of beautiful art, and a great many sales. I am deeply grateful to the staff at Volo Bog for putting on this great show every year, and to the wonderful people who appreciate and collect art. If any of you are reading this, my sincere thanks to you!!
One painting remained from the show, and it is a favorite of mine.
I painted this very loose, with lots of color. I wanted to suggest the reflections in the water of the sky and surrounding vegetation, plus the swirling drifts of duckweed floating on the surface. It isn’t common to see a redwing blackbird’s nest, and I was excited to see this one with eggs in it.